HALLELUJAH! I say Hallelujah….because that was the exact word that one of the attorneys said when I told him Wanda was released from the hospital! The most unexpected word from him ever! It was funny—and awesome…..you’d have to work here to understand. *Grin*.
It is gloomy looking, very cool, wet, windy and just not a pleasant day for “sky watching”…..unless you are expecting “Someone to appear!” A friend of mine lost an earring this week and we’ve all been looking at the ground/floor as we walk. No looking up. Just down.
Do you know what you see when you look down? Junk. A mess. Dirt in the corner, dirty baseboards (you know I have a thing about baseboards), little giblets of paper, pieces of trash brought in from outside. It will make your neck hurt to constantly look down. You lose your focus. You may even run into a tree limb (like I did at the post office the other night—well it was dark!).
I needed to change my focus this week. I have looked down at the gloomy circumstances of things so long that my neck hurts. So, here we go. The best day of the week. Where we all “choose” to look up. Not down. Not at what we don’t have, but at what we do have. That’s what Thankful Thursday is all about. Thank you my sweet friend Iris for gathering us all together at your “house” to look UP!
eI am thankful for a WONDERFUL Bible Study last night at Wanda’s house! With her! AND Beth Moore! We began the “Stepping Up” study last night, and sisters—-this is THE ONE for us all!
eI am thankful for the winter weather…yes it’s cold, yes it’s been a bit rainy….but we need it.
eI am thankful for my sweet friend (in real life), Elizabeth who gave birth to an awesome baby boy weighing in at 9 lbs 2 oz! He starts school in a week! (kidding)
eI am thankful for my family. The closeness of each heart.
eMost of all, I am thankful for my Father. In heaven. His love knows no boundaries….He will reach in the deepest pit for me….wade through the thickest mud…..and show me love when I am at my most “unlovable”. That’s my Father.
Join us all over at Iris‘ house! That would be “Sting my heart“.
Iris’ verse for the day: “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. ~ Ephesians 2:8-10 (ESV)

About Angie Knight

On a journey with purpose, with my best friend and love of my life! View all posts by Angie Knight

13 responses to “HALLELUJAH!

  • Laurel Wreath

    I am so excited your sister was released, praise God!!

  • ellen b.

    You thankful heart and attitude is jumping out of these words you typed! Enjoy…

  • Hind's Feet

    How wonderful! I can just “hear” the joy emanating from you as you choose to look to Him, instead of to circumstances. Many blessings!Kim

  • Denise

    Thanks for being you, you are awesome.

  • Nise'

    May we continue to look up to Him who is the lifter of our heads! Praise the Lord over your sister!

  • lori

    Girl…that was the best list…LOOK UP….and RAISE THOSE HANDS!!! it definately beats looking down!!You are just such a bright spot!!The PIE is chillin’ in the fridge..we’ll get it right over!! it’s really not that far!!!hugs,lori

  • Marsha

    Such a wonderful reminder to look up! I’ve been rather downward – seeing the worst myself. This was just what I needed to hear. Thanks, Dear One.!

  • eph2810

    You are such a sweet spirit, Angie 🙂 I am so happy to read about your sister being released from the hospital – I join in – Hallelujah. Wow – 9lbs baby – that is amazing. If my memory serves me correctly our little guy was only about 7 1/2 lbs.I have to check out the study by Beth Moore. I love her stuff, just haven’t had time to really go knee deep (that is how I feel with her studies – grin) into Bible Study.Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us this week. Be blessed today and always.

  • Mary

    Angie,You certainly have lots to be thankful for. I enjoyed reading your list.I enjoyed your visit and your comments about Clermont. When I first went there in 1979, the orange groves stretched for miles. Now there are very few left. Nice to meet you. I hope we can get to know each other better.Blessings,Mary

  • Melanie

    That is wonderful that Wanda was released from the hospital!Lovely thankful list.< HREF="http://www.livinwithme.com/" REL="nofollow">Livin’ With Me<>

  • BP

    I saw the new Beth Moore study, I hope I can do that one some time. I am doing Daniel soon I believe. Thank you for the wonderful post on perspective and looking up. So true! God bless your weekend.

  • Tiffany Stuart

    Love the visual of what looking down is like. I’m looking up today!Thanks for the comment. Hugs from Colorado!

  • Susan

    Hi Angie,Thanks so much for stopping by. Please know I’ll keep Wanda in prayer, especially during this time.So blessed to meet you!Susan

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